The Democratic Governors Association on Thursday filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission, alleging Fox News gave an in-kind contribution to Ohio Republican John Kasich.
"There is reason to believe that FOX News Network, L.L.C. violated Ohio election law on August 18, 2010 when John Kasich appeared on a network program, solicited contributions for his campaign and FOX added the graphics 'John Kasich (R), KasichforOhio.com' under Mr. Kasich's image," the complaint states.
"The Republican Governors Association is actively engaged in working to elect John Kasich in Ohio. It appears that News America, Inc. and FOX News Network, L.L.C. are pursuing a multi-pronged strategy to support and elect Republican candidates."
Kasich is challenging Gov. Ted Strickland (D).
The committee called on the commission to investigate.
In August, The Wall Street Journal reported that News Corp., which owns Fox News, gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association in June.